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as solicitor general. nine years ago, they ruled 5 to 4 to uphold the university of michigan law schools limited use of affirmative action. and coming up next on c-span, oral arguments from last week's opening session of the courts full term. this case asks whether courts have jurisdiction to hear lawsuits and forge human rights abuses that occurred out -- for human rights abuses that occurred outside the country. this is an hour. >> we'll hear argument first this term in case 10-1491, kiobel v. royal dutch petroleum. mr. hoffman? >> mr. chief justice, and may it please the court, the plaintiffs in this case received asylum in the united states because of the human rights violations alleged in the complaint. they sued the defendants for their role in these human rights violations in u.s. general personal jurisdiction of our courts. abouts nothing unusual suing a tortfeasor in our -- >> may i ask you about the statement you just made? personal jurisdiction was raised as a defense, right? >> personal jurisdiction was raised as an affirmative defense, but not raised in a motion to dismiss.
dozen states had laws against interracial marriage. >> narrator: he would not see his son for ten years. >> barry obama had a pretty unsettling childhood. i mean, he didn't know his father. his mother was very loving and protective, but she was also finding herself. basically, he and she grew up together. >> she then became involved with an indonesian and married him and had a child with him. so she had two biracial children from different cultures who she raised largely by herself. >> narrator: they lived in jakarta. he was now called barry soetoro. his stepfather lolo was troubled. >> he's drinking quite a lot. there's evidence of at least one act of domestic violence against her. >> narrator: stanley ann taught english. while she worked, barry had to learn how to cope. >> imagine what it would be like at age six to be thrown into the chaotic, swirling environment of a dense neighborhood in jakarta, indonesia, not knowing the language, not knowing anything, looking a little different. he had to fend for himself. every step along the way, there was some aspect, deep aspect of him where
't prosper without rule of law. because that is ectly our main focus, in the sense that we are not prosecuting drugs by drugs themselves. we are looking for rule of law in mexico. we want a country in which the law prevails. otherwise it will be impossible to prosper or to have a fair society. >> rose: we continue talking about google ventures with kevin rose and bill maris. >> we're investing in teams and people more than products at the early stages. so you're looking for larry and certificate guy as they were starting out they are what made google different from lycos and the other search engines. >> rose: we con chrood with the photography of brigitte lacombe. >> she asked would we be interested in doing something similar for london olympic on women in sport. and of course, i mean, it was just like a great opportunity because i mean for me andlso for my sister to discover the new world, i know nothing about sports. and it was very intriguing. >> rose: yes. >> and so of course we said yes. >> rose: felipe calderon, bill regard maris, kevin rose and brigitte lacombe when
.d. laws in focus. >>> and the long road home. space shuttle "endeavour" is on the move cruising the streets of l.a. towards its final resting place. we'll track it all morning. >>> it is saturday, october 13th, i morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> i'm victor blackwell. good to have you with us this morning. we are starting with the shooting in denver aimed at the obama campaign headquarters. with us now is vida from kusa. can you tell us where this investigation is happening right now and do police have a suspect? >> victor, this morning i can tell you the focus is really shifting to who shot out that window. police are saying that someone fired one shot, at least one shot at that obama campaign field office in denver yesterday afternoon. now, that office is near ninth avenue and to give you an idea where that is. just on the south end of downtown denver. police are telling us that question that you ask, they have a description of a possible vehicle of interest, they are talk about a vehicle only but have not released any information to us just yet. we haven't heard back from
in an unprecedented intrusion. the supreme court has rejected a challenge to a 2008 law granting immunity to telecom companies that aided the bush administration's warrantless domestic spy program. groups including the electronic frontier foundation and the american civil liberties union had brought the case, consolidating 33 different lawsuits against the company's after a lower court ruled that the firms are protected by congressionally mandated retroactive immunity. in appeals court upheld the case's dismissal last year. on tuesday, the supreme court declined to hear it without comment. the ruling could mark the end of legal attempts to hold the telecom firms accountable for the spying. in a statement, the electronic frontier foundation said -- the justice department as filed a lawsuit accusing the banking giant wells fargo of making reckless mortgage loans that ultimately cost the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance claims. wells fargo is alleged to abuse the federal housing ministration program by recklessly handing out loans and forcing the government to foot the bi
. >> not a gun problem? >> no, if you look at gun laws i don't think even president obama is proposing more gun laws. we have good strong gun laws. >> not about gun laws. >> we have to enforce the laws. we have a lot of laws not properly enforced. we have to make sure we enforce the laws. best way to prevent violent crime in inner cities, bring opportunity to the inner cities. bring people out of poverty in the inner cities. teach people, good discipline. that is civil society, charities and civic groups and churches do to help one another make them realize they have value in one another. martha: that is when thing started to take a bit of a turn. gong man ryan ended interview rather abruptly. after this exchange. follow the reporter pushes him on tax cuts. you can do all by cutting taxes with a big tax cut? >> ryan respond, those are your words, not mine. off-camara ryan's press secretary was heard, thank you very much, sir. that's when paul ryan begins removing his mic and leaving, adding quote, that was trying to strange you're stuffing words in people's minds. >> i don't know if it is stran
of them think that i'm a fat person and say that we should pass laws preventing this kind of obesity, and create ways to federally subsidize weight-loss programs. who do they blame? they blame mcdonald's. why is that? because they sell delicious and fattening cheeseburgers and fries along with salads and mcnuggets an awful lot of other things, even the beloved happy meal is under assault. under assault by politicians all around the country and by some who call themselves scientists. one group of the very official sounding name, the center for science in the public interest, threatened to sue mcdonald's if they did not stop serving happy meals. they equated what mcdonald's was doing was child abuse and even worse, equated to child molestation. stephen gardner said in a prepared statement, he said it is a creepy and predatory practice that warrants an injunction. let's face it, it was gardner's statement that sounded creepy. the fact is that liberals hate mcdonald's and its competitors because they symbolize everything about america that they load. our entrepreneurial zero, a level of
to agree with you with their level of investments. >> second row on the side. >> after rule of law committee for the oceans, in the mid century, nicholas said geography was one of the most important factors in foreign affairs because it was the most permanent. this year we just saw the arctic icecap dropped another 750,000 square kilometers and appears to be opening more this session. what do you think this trend will mean not next year or even next decade but in a generation as that becomes more open for russia and canada in particular. >> nicholas pikeman is someone i devote a whole chapter to in this book because he is very provocative and here is the man who when it was unclear that china where defeat japan, predicted that china who is our ally at the time would become our adversary for geographical reasons and also said when europe was fighting for its life against germany, united europe could be a competitor for the united states. she was very clear volume. in terms of the arctic icecap, this is playing out over decades. if you had an arctic open for shipping and a close frie
homicide under this law. certain kinds of contraception would be illegal under this law. women who had abortion would be murderers under this law. that is the sort of thinking that animates paul ryan. >> well, the other reason, and this is something i know they never thought of and i'm kidding because it's so unreal, if you're here without papers, you're an illinois legal immigrant and you're in the country and you get pregnant. that pregnancy is a person under the 14th amendment and certainly can't be taken out of the country. they're a citizen the united states. you can't leave. so if you don't want to get thrown out of the country, get pregnant. they can't even move you without violating the 14th amendment rights of life, liberty, and property of the fertilized egg. this is how unthinking i think they are within their own prejudicial map they try to figure out. >> massive hypocrisy and short-term thinking is characterizing almost all of the thinking around women and their bodies. all of this stuff, whether it's defunding planned parenthood or the personhood amendment or the mandator
the constitution. the constitutional law could be used to interfere in any local decisions concerning local municipal unions. >> i call it the back in time amendment. because if you step back and look at this, it's not about collective bargaining, i've done collective bargaining with state employees and i believe it's protected in law and other fashions. this would literally go in and potentially wipe out up to 170 laws, on the books and take us back in time. again, this is a reaction to the reinvention of michigan, showing great progress and people don't like change in some cases. we need to get this proposal defeated in terms of moving forward with the state. stuart: it's that simple. if gets majority in the referendum, the vote in november. that changes the state constitution? >> that simple easy to do as that. >> that's one of the things we need to look at. we don't want to be some state that have ballot proposals, we have six different ballot proposals and the ads are misleading and i've been clear with people, and tell them how i'm going to vote. yes on proposal 1 and no on the rest a
new. >> here's what conservatives tell me. they embrace law and order conceptually and they say we're talking about enforcing the law and if the law isn't enforced a society cannot hold itself cohesively together. the second thing they say is we can't have a cohesive, coherent country without a common language. if you have two peoples living side by side speaking separate languages, you're not going to have a country. >> we heard the arguments. as far as the language is concerned, everyone knows english is the official language in the country. why is it necessary to make it official by law? i think there's more draw backs to that because, for example, in california when they tried to make english the official language it was virtually impossible. it didn't work. it was approved, but it didn't work. why? because you have so many different languages that are spoken there. besides spanish you have several asian languages. what would happen is in the schools, the schools would be forced to send all materials to parents in english when you have elderly who do not speak the language and
for everybody's edification, the reason the law came into existence, which is the law that set up the security plan, was because the ywca rented a place out for a birthday party, and a 15-year-old kid got shot because it wasn't a birthday party. >> thank you. and is there any public comment relating to this license application? okay. seeing none, the matter is with the commission. to do we have a motion? >> i move to approve this permit. with the conditions that they notify mission statement of all llp-permit style events and come up with a security plan for said events. >> okay. is there a second on that motion? >> i second that. >> all right, call the roll. >> commissioner hyde? >> aye. >> commissioner joseph? >> aye. >> commissioner lee? >> commissioner tan? >> aye. >> commissioner lee? >> aye. >> president newlin? >> aye. >> good luck and keep control of those poetry readings. [ laughter ] >> all right. sounds good. okay where are we at here? that was tim and liz ryan dba the sycamore, 2140
is saying although they passed the budget in the house which did not become law, which cut 19%, in this rating education, he said that is not a cut, it is just a smaller increase. i want to tell that all to your parents when they no longer take at $2,500 tax credit next year if they were to win. tell that to the kids who were kicked off early education. folks come on taxes, if you go back and take a look, paul rye and saying his budget really is not a budget cut is like governor romney standing on employment lines and saying to a guy, i did not outsource your job, i off toward it. that is the distinction they make. when i point out that governor romney, a great businessman, did bain way, and outsource jobs, they said that is not what he is doing. when i pointed out that the governor and, as governor as massachusetts, sent a call service that people in massachusetts would pick up the phone and call to see whether or not they are entitled to unemployment benefits, they got somebody in asia. they outsourced that. imagine the ideas, the feeling of a guy calling, saying, how bought
? republicans are against equal pay by law. these are big differences. don't talk about big bird one more time. >> please don't talk about big bird. leave the bird alone. the fact of the -- >> the bird is already dead. >> okay. >> shrum. but i actually agree with you on this one, chris. i think absolutely. i have been saying for a long, long time for the romney team to go big, to put the bigger argument in play here, and i think -- >> he did that last week. it's time for obama to do it. >> that's exactly what he did. and so now is the time for the obama team to come to the table. show me how big -- >> i think there are big differences about women's rights, big difference about the role of government in saving american -- that's my point. come back on me if i'm wrong. i don't think arguing about medicare dos and don'ts and what's in and what's out -- he'll always win that. you know why? he's willing to say anything, candidate, i was vice president of department of defense policy board. last year around this time i was down there in the combat zone let's watch. >> he is a pragmatic business pers
around, at it means the government. it includes congress, state department, law enforcement, intelligence community. it is not a single point of failure. some people do not like the answer. your issue about funding is exactly right. state department funding did not cause the death of these americans. state department underfunding has been an issue brought before congress multiple years. it has transcended administrations. you are exactly right. host: diana's from utah, republican line. caller: as i listened to your guest and he answered my question about hillary clinton and what role she is going to play. is it going to affect her future? thank you. guest: i am not a political analyst so they would be hard for me to address this. we have to look at hillary clinton's role as the secretary of state. she has done a very good job on behalf of the united states representing our government overseas. we cannot lose sight of that. at the end of the day, it demands transparency and attention. how she handles this is going to drive a lot of how she is perceived. we will have to see in the next 30-6
will be jailed for another two years. a federal appeals court has reinstated a montana law limiting donations to political campaigns. it was among several that have been struck down in montana the decision citing the supreme court's landmark citizens united ruling that allowed unlimited corporate spending on elections. this week, the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals reversed an earlier challenge saying the judge who struck it down needs to provide his full reasoning for allowing unlimited money in political campaigns. today marks 10 years since the senate voted to authorize use of military force against iraq, paving the way for the u.s. invasion that would come less than six months later. among those to vote in favor were future democratic presidential candidates john kerry, hillary clinton, john edwards, and joe biden, who squares off against another lawmaker who also voted yes, congressmember paul ryan, in today's rise presidential debate. and those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are in our 100-city tou
their religious views, so i shouldn't deny others based upon mine. it's about fairness. i support this law because it doesn't force any church to perform a same sex marriage if it's against their beliefs. and that's what this is about. protecting religious freedom and all marylanders equally under the law. join me in voting for question 6. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >> welcome back. this 6:43. a police officer from baltimore city will not face criminal charges in the case of an accidental shooting that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl. prosecutors found insufficient evidence to warrant charges against john award in the death. two teens shot her in march. a ripple connected to the case turned up in his personal vehicle. he still faces a personal investigation and remains suspended with pay. an 11th hour plea deal will keep and bottled state delegate olsen from serving a jail time for lawmaker misconduct. the democrats ac
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